Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James scored 33 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers (14-13) to a 116-95 (32-18, 32-27, 29-23, 23-27) win over the host Oklahoma City Thunder (8-17) on Friday.

Twice earlier this season, the Lakers had built big leads -- of 19 and 26 points, respectively -- before the Thunder came back to win.

But James played in neither of those games.

In this one, James made his presence felt from the start, scoring the Lakers' first six points in helping Los Angeles build a 25-point lead by midway through the second quarter.

James hit all five of his second-quarter shots, scoring 14 points.

But the Thunder cut the lead to 12 with a 16-3 run. Oklahoma City was 7 for 8 from the field during the four-minute stretch while the Lakers missed seven consecutive shots.

Los Angeles stemmed the tide by scoring the last seven points of the half, and less than two minutes into the third quarter, the Lakers' lead was back up to 25.

Avery Bradley fueled the Lakers on both ends of the court in the third, with 11 points and three steals. Bradley scored a season-high 22, going 8 of 14 from the field with six 3-pointers.

James was 13 of 20 for the field, including 9 of 10 in the first half.

Oklahoma City missed its first 12 3-pointers, not hitting one from beyond the arc until early in the second quarter. The Thunder finished 10 of 44 on 3-pointers.

Rookie Tre Mann led Oklahoma City with a season-high 19 points.

While the Lakers won comfortably, they struggled on the defensive glass, giving up 19 offensive rebounds. But the Thunder couldn't take advantage much, scoring just 14 second-chance points on 5-of-16 shooting.

The Lakers were without Anthony Davis for just the second time this season. Davis was out with left knee soreness one night after scoring 22 in a loss at Memphis.

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Oklahoma City, which has lost nine of its last 11.

Lakers: LeBron James 33 (5 REB, 6 AST), Avery Bradley 22, Austin Reaves 13 (5 REB), Talen Horton-Tucker 11.

Thunder: Tre Mann 19, Josh Giddey 12 (7 REB, 7 AST), Luguentz Dort 11, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 11 (4 AST).

LeBron James' performance

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Teams leaders

Shai  Gilgeous-Alexander
22,2 PTS
47% 2P%
30% 3P%
LeBron  James
25,5 PTS
60% 2P%
33% 3P%
Josh  Giddey
6,8 REB
5,3 DREB
1,5 OREB
Anthony  Davis
10,2 REB
7,2 DREB
3,0 OREB
Josh  Giddey
5,9 As
3,0 TO
30 MIN
Russell  Westbrook
8,6 As
4,6 TO
36 MIN